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P. C. Gibbs Retires from MCCU Presidency


YCA Honorary Life Member Bradford-born Peter Campbell Gibbs has retired as President of the Midland Counties Chess Union having served in the post for nine years.  He turned 83 years of age earlier this year.


Peter finished first equal in the British Under 18 Championship back in 1952.  As a 26-year-old he played for England in the 7th Student Olympiad in Leningrad (as was), in 1960, from which event there exists a photograph of him in play, as Black, against a 23-year old USSR player, a certain Boris Spassky, who had been a grandmaster since 1956.  Since the early 1960s he has been resident in the Midlands, now living at Burbage, Hinckley, Leics.  He is still active as a player, as well as being an arbiter and a coach.  In about 1975 he started annually giving a chess display to schoolchildren.  (2014 saw the 40th such display.)  He was a recipient of a BCF President’s award in 1988.  As a player, his main club seems to be Nuneaton.


B. Spassky (USSR) ‑ P.C. Gibbs (England*), 7th Student Olympiad, Leningrad 1960

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 h6 4. d4 g5 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. g3 fxg3 7. hxg3 d5 8. Nxd5 Bg4

9. Bc4 Nc6 10. Ne3 Qd7 11. c3 O-O-O 12. O-O Nf6 13. Qc2 Bh3 14. Re1 Ng4 15. Nf5 Bf6

16. Bb5 Qe8 17. e5 Be7 18. Kh1 Nf2+ 19. Kg1 Ng4 20. Kh1 Nf2+ 21. Kh2 (position above) 

21. …Bxf5 22. Qxf5+ Qd7 23. Qxd7+ Rxd7 24. Kg2 Ng4 25. Bd3 1-0

(* The Russian text says “Great Britain”.)